Books: Jet Stream

UNTITLED EPIC POEM ON THE HISTORY OF INDUSTRIALIZATION by R. Buckminster Fuller. 240 pages. Simon & Schuster. $4.95.

"God is a verb,

the most active,

connoting the vast harmonic

reordering of the universe

from unleashed chaos of energy."

Spinoza for Aquarians? No, just Architect R. Buckminster Fuller taking time out from designing, teaching, lecturing, pontificating and philosophizing to release his gas-filled balloon advertising the glories of technocracy.

For the poem, Fuller has transformed himself into a transitive verb, skimming furiously from the 17th century to that place where all architects hold large estates: tomorrow.


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